- New Mexico court orders new trial in excessive force case Updated: Nov-27-15 10:24 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Court of Appeals is ordering a new trial in a civil case against the city of Clovis and three police officers accused of using excessive force in restraining a man in 2006.
- Lorena Gonzalez, Seattle City Council's 1st Latina, sworn in Updated: Nov-25-15 8:01 am
SEATTLE - The Seattle City Council has its first member of Latino descent.
- Small town in Idaho elects first full Latino city council Updated: Nov-24-15 6:03 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A small town in rural Idaho broke political barriers earlier this month by electing its first fully Latino city council after voters chose to replace more than half of its local leaders in the November election.
- Report finds racial bias in traffic stops by Texas troopers Updated: Nov-23-15 6:54 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - An analysis of Texas Department of Public Safety reports shows black drivers are consistently searched at a higher rate than their white counterparts - refuting years of agency claims that its data proves it treats motorists of different races equally.
- Homelessness among school children Updated: Nov-22-15 9:51 am
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Mike Carr officially carries the title "Student Support Services Coordinator" for the Washington County School District, but he's generally known by the much simpler label "homeless student liaison."
- Experts: Black studies programs facing campus challenges Updated: Nov-20-15 5:27 pm
DETROIT - Protests by University of Missouri black students that forced the school's administration to address racism and other problems mirror efforts decades ago that led many majority white schools to create African-American studies and other programs.
- 7 NYC schools will give priority to low-income pupils Updated: Nov-20-15 11:16 am
NEW YORK - Seven New York City elementary schools will set aside a portion of their seats for low-income students and English language learners under a pilot program intended to increase diversity.
- Lafourcade wins 4 Latin Grammys, Guerra takes 3 Updated: Nov-20-15 8:06 am
LAS VEGAS - Natalia Lafourcade was the big winner Thursday at the Latin Grammy Awards, making good on four of her five nominations for her album "Hasta la Raiz." But the Mexican singer-songwriter lost out on the top prize, album of the year, which went to Dominican bachata artist Juan Luis Guerra for "Todo Tiene su Hora."
- Many Connecticut minorities left behind in economic recovery Updated: Nov-19-15 3:41 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Many people of color and young workers in Connecticut have been left behind in the recovery from the Great Recession that ended in 2009, while child poverty in the state has hit a record high, according to a report released Thursday by a children's advocacy group.
- In move to improve data, troopers to ask drivers their race Updated: Nov-19-15 2:51 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Department of Public Safety will change the way the agency records the race of stopped motorists after it was discovered troopers habitually misidentify Hispanics as white in traffic data, according to a DPS memo.
- New Mexico Latinos urged to conserve energy consumption Updated: Nov-19-15 12:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An environmental group is urging New Mexico Hispanic families to conserve energy consumption over the holidays.
- Census changes could make whites less than 50 percent sooner Updated: Nov-18-15 5:23 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Census Bureau is considering changes to its race and ethnicity questions that would reclassify some minorities who were considered "white" in the past, a move that may speed up the date when America's white population falls below 50 percent.
- National Hispanic Cultural Center to dedicate vet sculptures Updated: Nov-09-15 5:39 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The National Hispanic Cultural Center is set dedicate two sculptures paying homage to Latino veterans.
- The Latest: Pastor IDs victims in fiery Maryland crash Updated: Nov-09-15 5:05 pm
HYATTSVILLE, Maryland - The latest on a fiery crash involving a pickup truck and a church van that killed five people (all times local):
- 3rd Latina elected to Yakima City Council Updated: Nov-06-15 11:24 am
YAKIMA, Washington - Carmen Mendez is now projected to become the third Latina elected to the Yakima City Council this year.
- Bernie Sanders launching Spanish ads, adding staff in Nevada Updated: Nov-05-15 6:31 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign is launching Spanish-language radio ads in Nevada ahead of his visit this weekend aimed at Latino voters.
- Lawsuit aims to reinstate driver cards law dumped by voters Updated: Nov-04-15 7:26 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon nonprofit filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to reinstate a state law that would have allowed people to get driver's cards if they can't prove they are in the U.S. legally.
- Rubio, Ryan back off comprehensive immigration overhaul Updated: Nov-04-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Two of the Republican Party's rising young stars - House Speaker Paul Ryan and presidential hopeful Marco Rubio - made similar calculations on the way to political advancement: Both abandoned efforts to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul.
- In wake of lawsuit, Latinos win Yakima seats Updated: Nov-04-15 2:07 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - In the wake of a federal court lawsuit, Hispanic candidates have for the first time been elected to the Yakima City Council.
- Half of black millennials know victim of police violence Updated: Nov-04-15 11:56 am
WASHINGTON - Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millennials indicated they, or someone they knew, had been victimized by violence or harassment from law enforcement, a new report says.
- 2 young actors happy to channel Gloria and Emilio Estefan Updated: Nov-03-15 5:13 pm
NEW YORK - She wasn't a dancer and he had a strong Puerto Rican accent, but together Ana VillafaÃ±e and Josh Segarra are being transformed into Cuban-American power couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan.
- US marshal in New York says security is top priority Updated: Nov-02-15 8:04 pm
NEW YORK - Long before Michael Greco became the U.S. marshal in the judicial district that includes Manhattan, he dreamed of becoming a police officer, a cowboy, an astronaut and the pope. Decades later, his wish list dwindled.
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus raises civil rights issues Updated: Nov-02-15 4:45 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are raising questions about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's treatment of Latino farmers and ranchers.
- Fallout continues from Alabama's immigration law Updated: Nov-02-15 9:45 am
DECATUR, Alabama - Decatur resident Francisco Hernandez owns a business, helps with charities and won an award at last month's Diversity Summit.
- City divided over renaming streets for civil rights icons Updated: Oct-31-15 10:08 pm
ROSWELL, New Mexico - A proposal to rename Roswell streets after Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez has divided officials and residents.